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  • 7

    Scrote

    Then let's get rid of things like oaths, because after all, you are not really a different person just because you uttered said oath, right?

    Absolutely. Oaths mean nothing at all to criminals, a number of whom are politicians. They take an oath to serve and only serve themselves.

    Posted in: Opposition party seeks to ban lawmakers with dual nationality

  • 3

    Scrote

    Trump's biggest weakness is he doesn't pay any tax and is proud of it; he also doesn't make any charitable donations. This is why he won't release his tax returns. He wants to spend more on the military, but he won't be paying anything towards it.

    Trump is a freeloader who expects others to pay for everything. He's like someone who brings nothing to a party, drinks all the best wine, eats all the nicest food and then tells you you are fat and ugly on the way out.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump debate fiercely over taxes, race, terror

  • 5

    Scrote

    (It) appeals to anyone who has queued for hours outside a crowded restaurant

    Hours? We either have a reservation or go somewhere else. About five minutes is the most I will wait.

    Posted in: Hate standing in line? Japan now has self-driving chairs

  • 4

    Scrote

    The problem of long working hours can be solved immediately by enforcing existing laws on overtime payments. Rather than do that Abe sets up a talking shop that will achieve nothing at all. Another fail for Abenomics.

    Posted in: Gov't panel begins discussion on reforming work practices in Japan

  • 11

    Scrote

    Ishin no Kai's argument seems to be that if you have two pieces of paper, one stating you are Japanese and the other stating you are e.g. American, that is a "problem". However, if you tear up the piece of paper that says you are American the "problem" is suddenly solved, even though you are exactly the same person holding exactly the same beliefs and ideals.

    The argument Ishin no Kai put forward just doesn't make any sense. I think the real reason for the "problem" is Ishin no Kai's distrust of anyone from a mixed or non-Japanese background. Simply giving up one nationality won't be enough to allay that distrust: in their eyes such a person will always be treated with suspicion, no matter what they do.

    Instead of sneaky manoevering, Ishin no Kai should simply state that they are a bunch of racists who believe that only "pure blood" Japanese should be allowed in the Diet.

    Posted in: Opposition party seeks to ban lawmakers with dual nationality

  • 0

    Scrote

    It's good that somebody tries to hold Abe to account. No journalist will dare do it.

    Posted in: Opposition parties question Abe over constitutional amendment, TPP

  • 0

    Scrote

    Sho Darvish himself bet roughly 220 million yen ($2.2 million) on the games

    So he was running the book and placing bets with himself? How is that supposed to work? If he wins he pays himself money he already has? Or was there a third party that would pay out his winnings, one that we are told was not involved?

    Posted in: Darvish's brother convicted over baseball gambling in Japan

  • 0

    Scrote

    Expect to see lots of materials complaining about Russia's forced annexation of the so-called Northern Territories, but nothing about Japan's forced annexation of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

    Posted in: Japan may exhibit materials on territorial issues in Tokyo

  • 8

    Scrote

    In return, Europe is expected to demand that Japan further open its food market

    That's the end of that then.

    Posted in: Japan-EU trade talks may proceed on possible EU concession on autos

  • 0

    Scrote

    The special zone system to permit entry of foreign domestic workers aims at reducing the burden of housework, enabling more females to join the labor force

    First, the sexist government's assumption here is that women do all the housework: not true.

    Second, doing the housework is not a full time job. I can thoroughly clean our flat in less than two hours. All the single people in the country manage to work and do housework with no problems.

    Third, the government is assuming that highly qualified women are choosing to spend their days cleaning the bathroom instead of working in a high-paying job, which is incorrect. If the women are unskilled there isn't much point in bringing in another unskilled person to do their housework whilst they become e.g. a cleaner somewhere else.

    Fourth, if the visa quota is just 200 per year it will make no significant difference to anything.

    Fifth, what is the meaning of "special zone" if the immigrants are free to work anywhere? Do they have to be hired by someone living in the "special zone"? If so, how can they "reduce the burden of housework" for the people hiring them if they work somewhere else? Like so many Japanese "rules" it just doesn't make any sense at all.

    I don't think it is housework that stops women from working. It is the absence of child care (an Abe failure), the daft tax system (unreformed by Abe) and the lack of jobs paying a wage worth getting out of bed for (Abenomics again).

    Posted in: Will 'strategic special zones' turn into hotbeds of prostitution?

  • 0

    Scrote

    Encryption has also been weakened to allow the FBI to access your data more easily.

    Posted in: Review: The iPhone 7 is just fine, even if it doesn't wow

  • 4

    Scrote

    I think these three month forecasts have little meaning; the forecasts for the next day are often incorrect. They said the summer would be hotter than usual and it wasn't. Now they say there is a 40% chance of it being warmer than average. If you tossed a coin to make a prediction you would have a 50% chance of being correct. Saying the probability is 40% isn't much different.

    Posted in: Japan to see average to warmer weather during October-December

  • -3

    Scrote

    That girl has a tattoo - she must be a gangster.

    Posted in: Tired of booth babes, developer says Tokyo Game Show has become the Hostess Club Game Show

  • 1

    Scrote

    Kuroda is out of his depth and has no idea what he is doing. He wants to keep 10 year bond yields at zero percent, so why would anyone (except Kuroda) buy them? Cash also yields zero percent, but you can spend it when you want and the nominal value remains the same. If you have a 10 year bond you might not be able to sell it for the amount you paid, or the government might default on repayment and it's less liquid than cash. Kuroda is saying that all those factors don't merit any yield at all? The man is an idiot.

    Posted in: BOJ adds long-term interest rate target to massive asset-buying program

  • 2

    Scrote

    If shopkeepers didn't clean outside their premises every day the city centres would be knee deep in rubbish. Of course not everybody throws rubbish in the street, but Japan contains a large number of dirty swines who do.

    Large fines and forcing the culprits to spend a few weeks cleaning up the streets whilst wearing brightly coloured clothing with "Litter Vandal" or similar written on it might help. But nothing will be done.

    Posted in: 8 reasons Japan is so clean

  • 0

    Scrote

    “There will a treaty with the U.S. but maybe after a natural pause to give time to a new administration in the U.S.,” Malmstroem told RTBF radio in Belgium.

    There won't be a treaty if the EU listens to the people for once.

    Posted in: Thousands protest in Brussels against U.S., Canada trade deals

  • 3

    Scrote

    Does anyone remember Prodigy? Netscape Navigator? AOL? MySpace? VoIP?

    VoIP (IP電話) is very common these days; all of the telephony where I work uses it. It's also what we use at home and allowed us to dump NTT. Y500 a month for the IP phone vs. Y1700 for NTT and the calls are cheaper.

    Still, I think you are right about Twitter.

    Posted in: Twitter enables longer tweets as part of growth push

  • 9

    Scrote

    Let's compare how quickly the LDP rule change goes through with the legislation to allow the emperor to abdicate.

    The only good thing about having Abe as president for life is that the complete and utter failure of Abenomics will come back to slap him in the face at some point. I would enjoy watching him explain why his policies have failed, except the media will have been completely censored by that point and no criticism will be allowed whatsoever.

    Posted in: LDP moves closer to extending Abe's term as party head

  • 1

    Scrote

    mukamo: If any drug is illegal there is an incentive for nasty pieces of work to make money selling it. If the government steps in as the monopoly supplier they will be able to offer help to addicts to get them off of drugs. At the same time the penalties for dealing drugs should be increased. Take away the money, increase the punishment and the dealers will quit the business. Isn't that what Duterte wants?

    I don't really understand why governments are letting the gangsters take all of the drug money, especially when most governments run huge deficits. It's much better if the government takes the money, uses some of it to help addicts and the rest to reduce my taxes.

    Posted in: Duterte to extend drug war as he 'cannot kill them all'

  • 0

    Scrote

    The Chinese do not allow free trade, that's why the supposed benefits of trading with them have not materialised.

    Posted in: Trade: Why it matters

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